Please view this news that came out today. Outsourcing companies are abusing H1b rush processing service (premium processing) to bring foreign employees in 15 days timeline as h1b applications filed under premium processing are not vetted properly.
11/08/2017: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Today of Legislative Bill H.R. 170 Modifying Definition of ‘‘Exempt H–1B Nonimmigrant’’
The bill “Protect and Growth of American Jobs Act” was introduced in January 2017 by Rep ISSA of California to change the amount of offered H-1B salary from current $60,000 to $100,000, which amount should be adjusted to a higher wage every three years based on changes in the consumer price index to get exempt from dependent employer in H-1B proceeding. Should be this bill is enacted into a law, consulting businesses that depend on H-1B foreign workers will suffer in their businesses.
28 Sep 2017 – USCIS to Reinstate Premium Processing for All H1B Petitions by 03.Oct.17
Yesterday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that it will resume the availability of premium-processing service for all H1B petitions by October 3, 2017. The USCIS is expected to issue an official announcement to this effect in the coming days.
Concerned IT Professional.
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Some high-skilled immigrants have entrepreneurial dreams to create a better future for themselves, their families, and the American families in the communities they live in and are a part of. And, then there are some high-skilled immigrants who want to pay it forward and help their communities and remote communities with access to proper healthcare. Such immigrants are truly the embodiment of the American spirit and values! Unfortunately no matter the noble cause or thoughts such high-skilled immigrants have, if you were born in India, you do not have access or pathways to realizing such dreams.
We extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Tarun for coming forward with his story. His story represents the peril and issues well-qualified practicing immigrant physicians face in this country today. He, and thousands of physicians like him, are yet another casualty of a severely broken and antiquated immigration system that has put well-qualified, contributing immigrants into never ending green card backlogs just because they were born in India. Take a moment to listen to Dr. Tarun!
We hope this inspires you to do anything that you can to make your stories heard and make your friends, colleagues, and lawmakers aware about the issue of green card backlogs!
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We write our federal and state agencies.
Yet none of them speak for the Displaced Americans in America.
Displaced because we have more population than we have jobs.
Displaced because we have watched as our jobs were sent to other countries.
Displaced because of a massive tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers, illegal immigrants and even those born here through parents of these people.
Many of us have served our country in the Military.
Yet our own government prefers to hide behind employment numbers that do not count the long term unemployed.
And our media will tell the plight of these people, but not their own citizens.
Why is that?
The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights has suspended operations.
After some 30 years, the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (formerly National Labor Committee) is closing its doors.
Our small organization has played a key role in exposing working conditions and human rights violations suffered by workers producing for U.S. and European multinational companies. We have accompanied and provided international visibility for workers in Central America, Bangladesh, Jordan, China and other developing countries as they organized and stood up for their rights.
Now there are others doing this work. It is time for Charlie to retire. After a lot of thought and careful assessment, our conclusion is that given the current political context it is time for us to let the Institute go.
We have had the honor of collaborating with unionists, people of faith, journalists, scholars, educators, students and everyday people from every corner of the U.S. and from all over the world. We are so proud of the work these activists have done and so grateful to the incredible support—in the form of time, creativity and money—that the Institute’s work has received.
We closed our doors over the summer. The last contributions that have come in have been used to help our staff and collaborators transition and to pay final bills.
We are sad to be leaving this work. But so thankful to have been part of it.
Please keep supporting workers who are fighting for their rights! Keep insisting that our companies assure the fundamental rights of workers who make our products.
Thank you so much for all you have done.
Charles Kernaghan, Barbara Briggs